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because of a systems error in the cockpit. two more incidents on friday, an oil leak and crack in the window, both in japan. boeing executives say they still have extreme confidence in the 787. the federal aviation administration, not so much. it opened a probe into the design, manufacture and assembly of the dreamliner. boeing says it welcomes the review. i have flown on the dreamliner. they are sweet, no question about it, but at $200 million a pop, boeing has 800 of the planes on order from airlines. now mechanical glitches since its debut in 2011. safety comes first in the airline industry but profits come second. if any airlines start pulling orders, boeing will be in trouble with. new airplane programs usually have issues in the first couple of years. bottom line is transportation security secretary ray lahood says this plane is safe to fly. let's hope he's right. what's your take on the dreamliner or anything else we've talked about?
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got any responses to matt taibi or maybe washington's intransigence has got you angry? you want to vent. finds me on facebook. tweet me. my handle is @alivelshi. hanks for joining the conversation this week on "your money." we're here every saturday 1:00 p.m. eastern and weekdays at 3:30. have a great weekend. it's 4 p.m. in the east, 1 p.m. on the west coast, i'm martin savidge in for fredricka whitfield st. a pleasure to be with you. if you are just tuning in thanks very much for joining us. these are the top stories we are following right now in the cnn newsroom. the gun control debate, it takes center stage on tuesday. that's when vice president biden's expected to present his recommendations to president obama on how to reduce gun violence in this country. a ban on assault weapons likely to be among those proposal. new york senator charles schumer today asked walmart and other
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retailers to stop selling those guns voluntarily. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority, to suspend sales of modern assault-style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> gun shows are thriving ahead of any possible action in washington. the national rifle asees yation president david keen put the blame squarely on the white house. >> the two people who were selling so-called assault rifles are senator feinstein and president obama, not us. they are the ones that are scaring american gun owners. it isn't the nra. >> tomorrow marks one month since the massacre in newtown, connecticut, and residents are meeting there this afternoon to discuss what to do with the sandy hook elementary school which now stands vacant. susan candiotti is in newtown is
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there any consensus among the people there, those who have been speaking, about what to do? >> reporter: marty, everyone has a different idea and we have been hearing lot of them during the course of this meeting, which is still going on. it's a public forum. one of the ideas even included creating a planetarium there so that people could go there and look at the stars. what was most powerful about this was the number of parents, victims and survivors, speaking before this crowd, some of them, at times, breaking down into tears. for example, one mother who said, "the children are so scared there, they shouldn't go back they should tear down the school, blood memorial there." another mother who had a different opinion who said that we must teach our children to be strong, that the children want to go back, that they should rebuild the school and create a memorial there. and then a father who spoke up and said this is much more than
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our children, something -- simply being strong. that we have to be sensitive to all different ideas here. and yet another mother who said that the teachers are too scared to go back and we must not let, in this case you the shooter win. we must come to a consensus about what to do i think everyone agrees that it's hard to get everyone on the same page but at least, marty, here we are seeing that an official conversation is under way and there will be many more of these forums before a final decision is made. >> no doubt about it. a very difficult discussion to be had. are people there also weighing in on the debate over gun control? >> reporter: you know, they are really not. they are trying to keep focused on this one subject. however, tomorrow, a different story. there will be a press conference sponsored by a group that's been proactive in this town called newtown united, then changed its name to sandy hook promise. in any case, they, too, are expecting, among the people
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there who will be speaking, the relatives of some of the sandy hook elementary students, who will be weighing in on gun control issues, how to improve mental health care issue in this country, how to improve safety at schools and other public buildings. so a lot going on the next couple of days. >> susan candiotti joining us. thank you very much, susan. turning overseas, there has been another shocking incident of gang rape in india. the latest happened this weekend in the northern state of punjab. police have arrested six suspects much the manhunt is on for a seventh. the 29-year-old woman was taken to an undies closed address after she got on a bus and raped all night long. that attack eerily similar to an assault last month where a group of them gang raped a woman and brutally beat her after she boarded the bus. she later died that attack sparked protest and international outrage. in egypt, former president hosni mubarak will get a new trial. his lawyer believes the retrial could take place within two months. mubarak's currently serving a
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life sentence for ordering the killing of peaceful protesters during the egyptian uprising. the 84-year-old was deposed after 30 years in power. today also marks the one-year anniversary since the "costa concordia" disaster and the cruise ship is still laying on its side. hundreds of people who are working on that wreck are observing a moment of silence to commemorate the disaster. at least 32 passengers and crew died went ship sank off the coast of italy. officials announced that that ship will be towed to port in one piece in september. italian prosecutors are still weighing charges against the ship's captain. we turn now to the nation's capital. ♪ where you can see, from these picture, preparations are under way for the next presidential inauguration. the band's playing "hail to the chief" but that of course is not president barack obama. it's his stand-in at today's big dress rehearsal. athena jones had a front-row
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seat to the stage and joins us live on the mall. hello, athena. >> reporter: hi, martin. >> who are the major players? >> reporter: you just showed some of t this has been a dress rehearsal, realtime that took place during a large part of today, starting in the morning. we saw the fife and drum band practicing, every branch of the military marching in formation and then the stand-ins, the stand-ins for the president and vice president as well as the first lady and even two little girls standing in for sasha and mally yeah, the guy standing in for president obama said the view from that podium is really, really fantastic. >> once-in-a-lifetime experience. what is it going to be like for tourists? can you get a hotel room there. >> reporter: this time around, 600,000 to 800,000, stale lot of
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people. if you are looking for a hotel room, you are in luck, according to the chamber of commerce. we got a chance to speak with them. let's listen to that. >> we are told that the hotels are not sold out. that is very different than it was four years ago. there is still avail is bill knit all of the major hotels around the city. rates are much higher, i'm sure you heard than it would be for a normal day in the district of columbia. our hotel rates are higher than a lot of cities anyway, but they are averaging around $600 a night. >> reporter: you there heard it still hotel rooms, if you're willing to spend a pretty penny, martin. >> always the case i isn't it? what about rain? always the chance for that. how would that impact plans? >> you know, they have contingency plans to move thor is is mony inside if the weather gets really, really bad. right now, we are still several days out.
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last time around, it was really, really cold on inauguration day. it will be a little bit sunnier than we have seen today, martin. >> the swearing-in takes place on martin luther king junior day. is anything special planned for that? >> reporter: the official swearing-in at the white house next sunday, january 20th, the constitutionally mandated day for the swearing in. the big public ceremony taking place on monday. only the second time the inauguration day has fallen on that federal holiday, the last time 1997, the second inauguration of president bill clinton. special things the president is going to do on monday, he is going to be using one of martin luther king jr.'s traveling bibles to take the oath of office on, also use a bible that belonged to president lincoln on loan from the library of congress. you know who be giving the invocation? merely evers-williams, the widow
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of slain civil rights leader medgar evers. >> athena jones joining us live from washington. >> thanks. nearly 30 years since a woman from new york has won miss america. >> your new miss america is -- miss new york! >> there she is, 23-year-old mallory hagen accepting the crown at the miss america pageant in las vegas last night. she tap danced to james brown's "get up off that thing." there were no meltdowns, there were a few firsts. miss iowa let the audience know she has tourette's syndrome and one comment she made is getting a lot of attention on the web. >> i personally know people who have had to go to medical marijuana for their last -- their last resort for their health care and i completely agree with that, however, i do not think it should be used for
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anything but recreational use in health care. >> and then there was miss montana, the pageant's first contestant with autism. a whole lot of people in hollywood hope to bring home an award tonight in particular, the golden globe, the star-studded awards show that will happen evening. nischelle turner joins us from beverly hills. the awards hour is less than four hours away, are you feeling the excitement out there? >> reporter: yes. martin, i am feeling the excitement. some people may say entertainment is the toy department. this is a big night for entertainment. if you like star-gazing and star-watching, then the golden globes is definitely the place for you, because it's where move and i have film collide -- movies and fill? movies and television collide, all the stars from hollywood are here. there is a couple of movies kind of starting to come out in front and lead the pack. one of them in the drama
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category, because the golden globes cut things up with drama and comedy, one of those movies is "lincoln" comes in leading the back seven nomination. it seems like hollywood is really embracing history this year. they are really loving those historical pictures and steven spielberg made a great movie. he could very well win for best director. daniel day-lewis can very well win for best actor but also see ben affleck sneak in and win best director for "argo." we heard the buzz this week how he was not nominated for a best director for an oscar but seems like he is getting a lot of love from the golden globes, from the s.a.g. awards and he was also won for the critic's choice awards just the other night. now you on the comedy side of things, "silver linings playbook" is becoming the little movie that could, really starting to pick up steam this awards season. all of the actors in the movie are nominated for an oscar. we will have to see what the hollywood foreign precise about
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them tonight and if they take home awards. television series "homeland" is up, claire danes a heavy favorite to take home best actress in a drama for her work in "homeland." we know the president said that is his favorite television show. we will just have to see how this plays out and i am, for me, my favorite thing will be tina fay and amy poehler, i'm sure, hosting tonight. they are going to be super funny. i can betcha. >> i don't think that's tough bet to make. i can almost guarantee t all right. nischelle turner. thanks very much. good talking with you. enjoy the evening. >> sure. there was no lone gunman. we have heard that claim before about the assassination of jfk. for the first time, confirmation what his brother, bobby, thought so too. that story ahead. you know the flu can be deadly but there is a surge in another virus that can kill and it targets infants. if you're a parent, you can't afford to miss that segment.
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will everyone is worry about the flu outbreak this season, rightfully so, there is another virus that is creeping across the country. emergency rooms are overflowing with cases of rsv or respiratory -- ask the doctor in just a moment it is a virus infection, very serious one. it infect the lungs and breathing passages of young children, infants. and it can be deadly if not treeded on time.
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the man off-camera joins me, dr. james fortin berry, pediatrician-in-chief at the children's health care of atlanta and joins me now. let me get the name correct on that, rsv is -- >> thank you, yeah, very close, respiratory sin city,al virus, but rsv is a great way to think about it. >> we think of this related to the flu t is not, right? >> it is different than the flu. the flu came early this year and happening on top of the rsv virus that tends to hit our kids this time of year anyway. >> what makes this so potentially dangerous for infants? the rsv virus does tend to hit premature infants and children less than a year of age harder than you or i, you or i might have common cold.
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babies air passages are smaller and causes problems with wheezing, blocked airways and decreased in breathing activity. it is important to be seen in an emergency room if your child has difficulty breathing, wheezing or differences in their pattern of breathing that is where it can cause the problems it can slow down the breathing and children very rarely need to be on a ventilator. thankfully, most children could do very well rsv. >> i know this is going to scare a lot of parents, especially those that have infants, you are dealing in a time you have flu, you may confuse symptoms but there's no vaccine, right? what can you do for a child that may or may not have this? >> correct. the best thing doug is work to prevent -- prevent being exposed to the virus. staying well yourself, if you're -- if you're sick, stay
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home, get batter home. wash your hands. that's the way that this virus passed, actually through hand-to-hand. so strict hand washing at home for you or your children. staying away from other sick children, if you can avoid that. keeping your child closer, especially infants and especially premature infants right now, keeping them away. so it's just -- really those standard kind of protection things that we think about for the flu as well, too. can also help in prevent egg the passage of rsv virus. >> all right. well, hopefully awareness will immunize people somewhat about the illness for their children. >> yes, very well said. >> dr. important berry i thank you very much. thank you for coming and talking us to. >> good to be here. there was no lone gunman. we have heard that claim before about the assassination of jfk. but for the first time, confirmation what his brother, bobby i thought the very same thing that story ahead. plus, the white house is making a big push to curb gun violence, but the nra says good
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was president john f. kennedy assassinated by a lone gunman? his brother, robert kennedy, didn't think that is according to his son, robert kennedy jr., speaking at a roundtable in dallas. he says his father publicly support the warren commission, which said it was a lone gunman but privately, he was much more critical of that conclusion. robert f. kennedy jr. said his father thought there was strong enough evidence that he ask the justice department to look into a possible connection between the assassination and the mafia, the cia and other organizations.
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but he never publicly voiced those concerns because he thought it would take away from the civil rights fight that was gripping the country at the time. and as we approach the one-month anniversary of the shooting at sandy hook elementary, the debate over gun control moves to the new congress and the white house task force that is headed by the vice president. i'm going to speak with candy crowably that gun debate in congress in just a moment. but she spoke with nra president david keen on "state of the union" today.
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>> there is some agreement there joe manchin, as you know, democratic senator from west virginia, conservative, bucked his party, also very strong, gets an a from the nra, said i don't think an assault weapons ban can pass unless it's part of a larger package. so he doesn't think as a stand-alone, congress will pass an assault weapons ban. now, david keane said right now, an assault weapons ban could not pass. the nra does have a lot of supporters. keane made the point when the president gets on the bully pull pits, he can be effective. people took it right here, right now, here is what i see. the white house said we are going to go out and really pitch this, so we will -- we will fee they do right now, you see the
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same schisms of what you have there in terms of why an assault weapons ban according to, certainly the nra, won't work. >> let me just ask you, because the president pretty busy also doing cabinet building. the latest nominee is jack lew and i am wondering how is that one really being received? >> well, depends on -- i think we have to take sort of all -- the 50,000-foot view from these -- for these cabinet nominees that the president has. jack lew has been around a lot. he has a very long resume, particularly on the fiscal side of public service. and i don't think he is going to have much of a fight. i think when it gets to a vote, jack lew becomes the next treasury secretary. ly get a rough going over by republicans? i think so some very famous passages in a recent book by bob woodward where john boehner talks about how he wanted jack
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lew out of the room because he saw him as an obstructionist. there are a lot of people who say that jack lew is the reason the big deal between baner and the president fell apart, lots of versions of that story, i should ad there are some republicans who think that jack lew is not a consensus builder. that as treasury secretary, he will be looking to stiff-arm republicans as opposed to work with him. you will hear a lot of that but i don't see anything now that says, oh oh, jack lew is in trouble. >> the president has been getting a lot of flack, i was going to say some, but it's been a lot, for not really having a particularly diverse cabinet and i'm wondering does he really feel that pressure? >> i'm not sure he does. we will see. i think certainly hears it. certainly his staff is aware of it. they put out a picture of the cabinet recently and it was like so overwhelmingly white male that it just sort of, you know, begged for some remark, particularly among women, some
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minorities, what a second, whatevered on that diversity? a lot of republicans saying if george w. bush put together a cabinet like that he would be all over him. one of the folks that we spoke to today, elijah is cummings, who is an african-american lawmaker from maryland, the baltimore area, said it does matter. it matters that you put forth minorities, that you put forth women. you know, you really should have them in these high-level positions. he thinks give it some time. not all the staff positions are filled. certainly, the cabinet still has some holes in it. holding out for something that looks a little bit more like america, if you will, in the cabinet. i think it matters, he says, but prejudging it to a certain extent. >> candy, i luke forward to every sunday. a pleasure to talk with you. >> thanks, martin. you, too. all right, finally, this political footnote, it has been said many times congress is unpopular but worse than cockroaches? apparently so. new numbers from public policy
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polling pitted congress against the worst of the worst. the results are in. and congress is less popular than cockroaches. so, who did congress beat? actress lindsay lohan. 45% to lohan's 41%. one of the more interesting polls i have heard in a while. okay. you have always dreamed of walking the red carpet. that's right. it's golden globes time. and we have got some inside stories from a guy who has been ming ling with the stars for years. plus, a shocking find in new york. not sure what this is? how about a hint. it is more than 200 years old and it's loaded. [ female announcer ] over the years,
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welcome back. i'm martin savidge in for fredricka whitfield. if you are just tuning in, thank you very much for joining us. these are the top stories we are following right now in the cnn newsroom. head of the national rifle association said today that he doubts that congress will pass a ban on assault weapons but that didn't stop new york's senator, charles schumer, from trying another tactic. today, he appealed directly to walmart and other large retailers to quit selling military-style guns while congress decides what to do. japan airlines has confirmed that one of their boeing dreamliner jets was leaking fuel. the plane was involved in a fuel spill last week. after an inspection, the airline says it was coming from a nozzle on the plane's wing. the airliner has been plagued by a series of mechanical problem notice last few months. the federal aviation administration said friday it is launching a full examination of not just the plane but also its design and assembly. thousands of russians matched in moscow today to protest the ban against
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americans adopting russian children. protesters accused putin of using the orphans as political pawns, saying it is the children who would ultimately suffer. the ban has hurt u.s./russia relations. now checking some stories that are trending on the internet this hour. wonder bread may soon have a new owner. flowers foods, own other of nature's own and tasty kake says it is buying four other brands from the hostess company for $360 million but doesn't look like there are any takers yet for twinkies. tim tebow's brother got so excited after the ravens defeated the broncos, he couldn't resist tweeting it out but since he lives in colorado, it seems not everyone in denver shared his happy than night. a new hbo documentary on singer beyonce is developing deep into her private life and even shows a sonogram of baby blue ivy are the documentary produced and directed by beyonce scheduled to air on february
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16th. facts about the flu are trending all over the win. now that the flu has spread to 47 states. but the cdc says the situation seems to be slowly improving. 20 children have died n a moment, we are going to show you apps to keep you well. in the meantime, also encouraging, doctors are that is, those of how haven't gotten the flu shot to do it. where do children pick up the most germs? our brian todd has been looking that the one. >> reporter: cynthia norris knows what he has got to get creative, she those keep a nationwide flu outbreak from slamming into her school. and with a small group of kids ages 6 to 11, it is the visual that count. she spreads gliter on her desk. >> i'm going to put my hands in it. and that represents the germs. the germs that we don't see, okay? so, if i come and i touch you, this glitter being the germs will be what i would pass on to you and you can potentially get sick, okay? now, my phone rings, i pick up
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the phone. now after i put it down, look at that. what does that represent? >> germs. >> germs. >> reporter: as the registered nurse at a school in you recaller marlboro maryland, norris is a like a field commander against the flu. other tactics, coloring sheets with cleanliness pledges to sign, demos on hand washing, sanitizer disspencer all over the place what do you think of this, does it help you? >> yes. because like when you clean your hands, you make sure it is clean and you don't get a lot of germs. >> do you find a lot of this hard to remember to try to prevent the flu? >> no. >> reporter: kneelsville, wisconsin, is in the region of the country that the centers for disease control says is among the hardest hit. school district officials say one out of every five student there is has had to stay home recently with flu-like symptoms. >> we are working hard to find kids with symptoms in the
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district and checking those kids out, sending them home if need be. >> reporter: sin think ya norris says the most frequent way flu sflesd school, kids sneezing on each other, sharing food or other items and close prox himity to others. mistakes made by parents, too. a lot of parents have kids on the borderline do they err on the side of send them to school too many times? >> they do. they do. they do. sometimes the kids, i told my mom i wasn't feeling good. you will be okay and they will send them to school. a lot of times, they are just not keeping them home that 24-hour period after they have a fever. >> reporter: a mistake, norris says, by many teachers who don't stay home when they are sick. as bad that is outbreak has been, health officials in some school districts around the united states, including this one, say they play is caught a break. they say that just before the kids broke for the holidays, they noticed more flu-like symptoms, more widespread symptoms but since the kids have come back from vacation, they
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have noticed fewer cases, at least in some districts. so, the holidays may have been a mitigating factor keeping kids away from each other and keeping the flu from spreading, at least in some cases. brian todd, cnn, upper marlboro, maryland. facebook, google and others have created some flu-fighting apps. our cnn money tech reporter laurie siegel joins us to go through them with us. hello, laurie. >> hey there. >> an interesting idea to think that there is an app for that there is an app, actual tloirks help track the flu right from your smartphone. so tell us about that one first. >> sure, they all promise to help you track the flu and this kind of thing. went through and found the ones i thought were probably the best you can download. an app called fight the flu. it allows you to track and see how bad the flu is in your neighborhood.
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alerts if there is a virus going around, get a alert. also learn more about the symptoms go into the app, say i'm aching, i have a fever and will tell you a little bit about specific flu symptoms. obviously is this going to replace a doctor? it will enable you to find doctors nearby. aren't feeling that well and this could be the flu, that you have 48-hour window to get to a nearby doctor. martin? >> also a website that shows how widespread the flu is in your area and called flu near you dot org. >> i can go to new york and i can see this there are these different green points show no symptom notice area, a great way
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to visualize what's happening. as we have been talking about spreading really quickly, want to make sure you are prepared but sometimes want to educate yourself about t as i said before, you're combing through cdc data, google trends data, there is so much information out there on this. this is taking all the tech nerds and data and putting it into one forum. marten? >> if only there was an app to tell where you to get good chicken soup. laurie segal, thank you very much. appreciate it. a red carpet insider shares his stories, just in time for tonight's golden globes. find out what really goes on before and during the big show. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you.
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all eyes will be trained on the red carpet before the golden globes tonight. everybody wants to see their favorite stars what happened they are wearing. david carter, chief correspondent for fandango joins us now. good to see you. all dressed for the part i see right there. >> i am this is a little detour i'm making on the way to the beverly hilton for the golden globes. >> i know you've been on red carpets before, i never have. give us a sense. what is it like to be there for all of this? >> it's mania. because there's people screaming and everyone's arising and everyone usually arrives within the same kind of 15-minute block from each other. everybody wants to be the last person to show up on the red
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carpet, it is kind of a peck order thing. you never know who is about to come up to you next, you can prepare all you want. the order of celebrities that approach you of course you can never predict and really can't have an idea of what mood people are going to be in and what they will be like, whether they will be nervous or not. i remember one time zac efron want node ask him before we went on what questions i was going to ask him. other times, russell brand once took the microphone out of my hand at the oscars and started addressing the crowd. so, a lot of unpredictable things can happen, but that's what makes it fun. >> it is. gives it an incredible sense of spontaneity. you have been inside the globes' ballroom for that ceremony. what is it like on the inside then? >> it's kind of mind-blowing because it's more megastars per square inch than i can ever imagine and because the golden globes, of course, have film categories and tv categories, they also have a best song category so there's musicians there, too. i remember ten years ago once, i was waiting in line for the
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men's room and i was right in front of elton john and right in back of billy bob thorton and they started talking to each other, kind of over my shoulder. so i got to witness this very bizarre conversation between these two people that didn't know each other but met in the men's room line at the golden globes. but that's the beauty of the golden globes. >> sure. sure. i got to ask you what are your predictions? who do you think is going to come away with a golden globe? >> what's great about this year is that it's a true race. there's a lot of move says there could actually win. in the major category, best motion picture drama, "lincoln" is the safe bet but i wouldn't be surprised if a movie like "argo" ends up wing and i think ben affleck who did not get a nomination for the academy awards for best actor could actually win the golden globe tonight. i think "les miserables" will do well because the golden globes have comedy and musical category, too i think that should do very well, win best picture around i would imagine hugh jackman will probably win best actor as well. >> david carryinger, i guess we
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will wait and see how your predictions show up. wes fandango. thanks very much for joining us. have a good time tonight. >> thanks, marty, i appreciate it. >> you bet. moving out of the great divide on gun control. and no, i'm not talking about arguments over whether we need [ inaudible ] or fewer. there's another divide on the issue, among christians. ♪ ♪
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tuesday, vice president bind and his gun task force are expected to announce solutions on how to curb gun violence, but did you know when it comes to gun control there appears to be a divide among christians? cnn's athena jones reports why different religious faiths see gun control differently. >> you-all know this is a complicated issue. >> reporter: gun control is front and center at the white house and a matter of debate among christians. >> there is is a fascinating religious divide on the issue of gun control. >> reporter: a survey by the public religion research institute, conducted before the newtown shooting, found six in ten catholics support stricter gun control laws, compared to about a third of white evangelical protestants and 42% of white mainline protestants. >> not just about threology but culture and geography. >> reporter: poll found white evangelicals were most likely to
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own guns. many live in southern and rural areas where guns are a way of life. so, what does the bible say about weapons? >> scripture teaches that christians are not to take weapons and avenge other people however there is an affirmation that government has a divine role to punish evil ers do and so there's ten eggs. >> reporter: with polls showing increased support for gun laws after newtown, could we see a shift among evangelicals? >> may be a tipping point where more folks in those communities realize there are things we can do as a society to tamp down this kind of mass violence that doesn't remember taking away everybody's guns. >> reporter: pastor daniel darling is callinging on evangelical to support limits on high-capacity magazines and assault weapons. >> the script showers call on us to love our neighbors more than our guns. >> reporter: some conservative christians say the focus shouldn't be on guns but the environment giving rise to this violence. >> instead of having, as the nra proposes, a policeman in every school, our policy should be
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focused on getting a dad in every home. >> reporter: vice president biden said friday he is glad evangelical groups have participated in his gun policy task force meetings because in the past, they have been "reluctant to engage in the gun issue." athena jones, cnn, washington. >> you can see more about this story on our belief log at a maintenance shed in new york city's central park turned up a shocking discovery, a loaded cannon from an old british warship dating you to the revolutionary war. it's been sitting around for centuries. workers were cleaning the rust when they found the cannon still had gunpowder and a cannon ball. a spark or a flame could have set it off. >> this is an amazing surprise. it was there for so many years and people were sitting on it when it was a loaded cannon. >> technicians removed about two pounds of black powder and they have div posed of it at a gun range. what an amazing story. >> have you checked the calendar
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today? should i mention it? it is the 13th. be afraid. be very afraid. lots of people are suspicious about the number 13 including fdr. we wondered what that fear is all about. so we will talk to dr. 13. aren't you lucky? it's only here at the cnn ruse in -- cnn newsroom and it's next. , the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news.
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do you hate the number 13? if so, you are not alone. many people are deathly afraid of t today is the 13th day of the 13th year of the century. congress, oh yeah, by the way is also in its 113th session. all of that got us wondering why there so much superstition around the number 13. in a word, triskaidekaphobia. you can't avoid t every year has at least one friday the 13th. some years have up to three. the last time that happened was just last year, in 2012. if that freaks you out, you can rest easy. next year, three friday the 13th won't happen until likely 2040, a little time to rest up. thomas fernsler is an associate scientist at the university of delaware around one of the foremost authorities on the number 13, who knew. and even known on campus as dr. 13. so, dr. 13, thank you very much for joining us today. happy 13th to you. >> thank you. >> how did this whole
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superstition of 13 originate? >> most people who are triskaidekaphobic thought it started at the time of the last supper around crucifixion of christ. jesus was 13th of the last supper, look what happened to him. but some other evidence it got started in nordic mythology when loki you the god of evil, crashed a dinner party of 12 other gods and killed balder, the most famous among them. >> a dinner party seemed to be the source of the problem here, at least way back in history. the other thing that's interesting is that i used to think this was just an american superstition. this seems to imply, no, it's not, more of an international thing. >> well in this country, we seem to have somewhat i would call 13 traditions, like avoiding the 13th floor of tall buildings and in a lot of hospitals, they don't have a room number 13. but there are some issues overseas as well with the number 13. for example in paris, you can
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still hire a professional 14th guest in case you wind up with 13 at a dinner party. >> those french. they are always thinking. let's talk about kind of some fun trivia. i wanted to talk about one i remember very well, wait is poll low mission, "apollo 13." that number is significant. but a number of other 13s surrounding that mission. tell us about it. >> right. in the movie "apollo 13," they covered, of course, the mission number, which was 13. and also the launch time. now, the rocket was launched at 2:13 eastern time but at the point houston took control over it, at that moment, that was actually 1:13 central standard time and 1:13 is 1313 hours military time. the other thing was that it happened on april 13th when the fuel cell exploded in the apollo capsule. but actually, the producers missed two other references to the number 13. the first was if you look at the
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numeric date of launch, april 11, 1970, the numeric date, 4/11/70. if you add those dinlgts, 4 plus 1 plus 1 plus 7 plus 0, you get 13, they launched from pad 39, the third multiple of 13, >> you can drive yourself crazy with all of this let's talk about the white house now, because i know 13 has affected really 1600 pennsylvania avenue in the past. tell us what presidents were really superstitious. >> probably the most superstitious was franklin ross vet. he was superstitious about lighting three cigarettes in a match. not dining 13 at a table. a number of times when grace tully, his secretary was called to round out an ill-fated dinner party if it was 13. the other thing about fdr, he actually -- he didn't want to leave on a trip on 193th of the month. in fact, as president there were times he would actually order a train to leave at 11:50 p.m. on
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the 12th or wait until 12:10 a.m. on the 14th. and even in death, fdr avoided a friday the 13th and he went on his final journey on the afternoon of april 12th, 1945. >> of course. >> millard filmore was -- >> go ahead. >> millard filmore was our 13th president and that's interesting simply because fill more was never elected to the office. he succeeded zachary taylor upon taylor's death in 1850. >> i will stop you real quick and we are just about out of time but there is nothing to this we have fun with t but the superstition is all it really is, nothing to support it's really bad, right? >> not that i'm aware of. i do have fun with it. i like the number 13, some people sometimes ask me if i'm superstitio superstitious. absolutely not. i will tell that you every time i fly commercial airliners, i always wear the same shoes and the same socks and the same payments and the same shirt, the same lucky cap but i am not
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superstitious. >> no i bet you are not. dr. 13, thomas fernsler, thank you for joining us today on the 13th. >> thank you. >> bye bye. he was called a very lucky man. but after wing the lottery, he ended up dead. police say he was poison bud that's not the end of this story. find out what's happening now in the investigation. and a year after the costa con yord ya disaster, the massive cruise ship is still grounded off of italy t may not be that much longer. and i will tell you about plans to honor one of the newtown massacre victims. it's part of our week ahead. i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is!
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